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Does anyone else loose alot of hair even without brushing??

Ever since I became a mom- 5 years ago. My hair falls out like crazy.. When I shower, brush my hair. I had my thyroid checked and it was normal..

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Wow2boyz

Asked by Wow2boyz at 9:38 PM on Jun. 25, 2009 in Health

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  • I have the same problem!!!! I heard that stress does that..If that's true then I have a ton of stress with my 3 boys! LOL
    mominbolt

    Answer by mominbolt at 9:43 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • It may be hereditary. Try massaging with your fingertips, and also place your fingertips on the scalp and move the skin on the scalp around.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 9:43 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • Are you absolutely positive it was normal "for you". Everyone's thyroid is different - thus the medical profession have a normal "range". I was having the same problem, along with VERY dry skin, very dry, brittle hair (which would come out all day if I just kept running my hands through it), weight gain, so tired and exhausted, etc. The Physician's Assistant at my doctor's office took blood and had his nurse call me two days later to tell me that my thyroid was "FINE". Turned out- it was way low on the "Normal range"- my real doctor looked at it, and put me on thyroid medicine. That was 2 months ago - my hair is WAY, WAY, WAY better, not falling out, not all dry and brittle and many of the other symptoms are getting better too - we still have some adjustments to make, but I'm feeling and getting better.
    Don't take "It's in the normal range " for an answer - whatever it is might be too low for you.
    PaceMyself

    Answer by PaceMyself at 9:45 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • Is your hair really thick?? Mine is && I have always "shed" A LOT...lol. Especially when I take a shower.
    HisMommySince07

    Answer by HisMommySince07 at 10:19 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • no my hair use to be thick when I was a teenager- but now its thinning!
    Wow2boyz

    Answer by Wow2boyz at 10:24 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • I have the same problem. I have been to the doctor countless times. My thyroid was fine, until this past February when they did more intense testing. Once I stopped taking birth control my thyroid was fine again though. All they can come up with is that I have alopecia. There are several forms of it and to know the exact form I would have to go to a dermatologist to get a scalp biopsy...something I am not going to do because no matter what, there's nothing I can do to stop the hair loss. There's no proof that shampoos, drugs or creams help stop it or make hair regrow. I have lost half my hair volume. I used to have really thick beautiful hair and now it's thin and drab. You should do more research though if your hair loss is bothering you this bad. That's what I did. Here are a few websites I had found that may help you too.
    boizmom

    Answer by boizmom at 11:05 AM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • http://www.womentowomen.com/womenshealth/femalehairloss.aspx?id=1&campaignno=hairloss&adgroup=ag1cause&keywords=reasons+hair+loss

    http://www.americanhairloss.org/women_hair_loss/oral_contraceptives.asp

    http://www.guideline.gov/summary/summary.aspx?doc_id=5428

    http://www.aafp.org/afp/20030301/1007.html

    And here's an online group I've joined:

    http://community.womenshairlossproject.com/login.php?return_url=http%3A%2F%2Fcommunity.womenshairlossproject.com%2Fuser_home.php
    boizmom

    Answer by boizmom at 11:07 AM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • I lose about a palmfull of hair every shower and a brushful everytime I brush, not to mention the hairs that fall out when I run my fingers through it or pull it together to put it up.
    I have extremely thick hair, more hair per square inch than average, so the loss is no big deal right now, but I have been losing it since I gave birth, too.
    It might also be my diet. I eat poorly for a woman of my age, but I can't stand to eat Omega-3 foods or take the supplements and we cannot afford the prices of fresh produce to keep enough in the house every day for the servings our family of 6 needs. Many days I go without meals because I don't have an appetite.
    My thyroid is fine, too.
    PrydferthMenyw

    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 9:44 AM on Jun. 27, 2009

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